Healthcare

Eighth annual National healthcare exhibition in March

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

The eighth edition of Sri Lanka’s only healthcare exhibition‘Medicare 2017 – National Healthcare Exhibition’organised by th...


Durdans Centre for Orthopaedics setting standards for exemplary care

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Total joint replacement or arthroplasty, represents a significant advance in the treatment of painful and disabling joint pathologies. Such surgery...


Nagai by Nawaloka now offering special discount of 40% to tenants

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Nawaloka is always committed to caring for the elderly with all the love, respect and kindness they deserve.  They need to be comfortable an...


Researchers unveil advances in cancer diagnostics

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

AFP: Scientists unveiled a test recently for detecting pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms, in less than a drop of blood. The diagnosti...


Medical Aid to Sri Lanka (UK) and Inner Wheel Club (Colombo West) donate Premium International’s ICU Ventilator to Castle Street Hospital

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

A much needed Neonatal Ventilator (Newport brand) worth Rs. 2.5 million was donated to the Castle Street Hospital for Women by the UK Association f...


Cancer experts urge greater focus on prevention

/ Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:00

AFP: Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded...


Vision Care Hearing Solutions unveils Oticon Opn: A groundbreaking hearing aid

/ Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:00

Vision Care Hearing Solutions, one of Sri Lanka’s pioneer hearing care solutions providers, recently introduced Oticon Opn hearing instrument...


Access to quality private healthcare for Government employees by Lanka Hospitals

/ Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:00

From left: Lanka Hospitals Manager Legal Nuwanthi Gunewardena, Lanka Hospitals Assistant Manager Marketing Thanujaya Gunasekara, Lanka Hos...


President opens new ward complex and dental surgery unit at Infectious Disease Hospital

/ Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the newly built ward complex and the dental surgery unit at the Infectious Disease Hospital (Fever Hospital) ...


Diagnose, treat cancer early to save lives

/ Wednesday, 8 February 2017 00:00

By Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Cancer is diagnosed in more than 14 million people worldwide each year, ...


Lanka Hospitals records significant success in blood cancer/bone marrow transplant treatment

/ Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:00

  Lanka Hospitals’ Centre for Blood Disorders, a dedicated, fully-equipped facility that specialises in treating blood...


Nawaloka Hospitals raises the bar on neurology and neurosurgery services at its Neuro Centre

/ Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:00

  Nawaloka Neuro Centre upholds the lofty ideal of reaching the best of neuro healthcare in Sri Lanka, ably assisted by the l...


Patients with type 1 diabetes may need to check ketones more often

/ Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:00

A patient takes a blood glucose test during an event aimed to help people with diabetes to cope with their illness at Saint Luka diagnostics medica...


Johnson & Johnson to buy Actelion for $30 b, spin off R&D unit

/ Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:00

A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake     ...


Pioneer of mental health in private sector celebrates 42 years

/ Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:00

The one and only private mental hospital Neptune (Manasuwa) celebrates its 42nd anniversary this year. The commendable service they have been provi...


Can- Sur-Vive gives hope to Breast Cancer patients and survivors

/ Monday, 30 January 2017 00:03

A hall full of tangible energy, hope and positive attitude, exuded the length and breadth of Lanka Hospitals 10th floor auditorium when women of al...


Asiri Central’s neuro-interventional treatment: Minimising physical and psychological trauma

/ Monday, 30 January 2017 00:02

From left: Stroke Unit Resident Physician Dr. Thurul Attygalle, Consultant Interventional Radiologist Dr. Nihal Wijewardhana, Group Chief ...


A powerful cure for leprosy: inclusiveness

/ Monday, 30 January 2017 00:01

Why greater inclusivity is key to ending leprosy transmission, as well as protecting children from leprosy-related disabilities ...


MyDoctor.lk partners with Browns Hospital, Ragama

/ Thursday, 26 January 2017 00:00

  www.mydoctor.lk has entered into a partnership with Browns Hospital, Ragama, aimed at providing innovative and better medic...


Poor countries allowed to import generic drugs - WTO

/ Thursday, 26 January 2017 00:00

Reuters: Poor countries are allowed to import generic medicines, World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Roberto Azevedo told Reuters on Mo...


Today's Columnists

SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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